Originally Posted by Barra
lol thats not how it reads at all polux. to me it reads very clearly that it applies to "croatian flag boats and yachts"
anyway its just formalising what ive been saying but as it applies to countries with bilateral agreements ie comply with your flags
requiremnts and we will recognise it even for croatian flags
yes officials can sometimes get antsy if there is no paperwork at all but if like australia
you have a licence and its not on that list you will still be fine.
last post for me on this
Barra have you actually sailed in Croatia
? Judging by you lack of local knowledge I suspect not.
The rules are simple. To skipper
in Croatian waters you MUST have proof of competence. This could be a national skippers certificate or licence, commercial
maritime licence or the ICC
. I have the RYA Day Skipper
and my wife the RYA Yachtmaster
Coastal but we also have the ICC
as it is INTERNATIONALLY recognised.
This has absolutely nothing to do with national regulations
for your flag state or you nation of birth but to do with the Croatian Authorities wanting to ensure skippers of vessels in their waters know what they are doing. There were a spate of fatal accidents involving vessels whose skippers did not know a thing about sailing so they took action. It applies to charter
and private vessels alike and we have been "controlled" by the Kapitanjia several times in our 7 years there and they always asked for our qualifications/licences.